Category Archive: Conservation

TORONTO ZOO IS CELEBRATING LEAP YEAR WITH AMAZING AMPHIBIAN CONSERVATION EFFORTS

The Toronto Zoo is LEAPING in anticipation of Monday, February 29, 2016! Celebrating a leap year always bring focus to the many amazing amphibians here at the Zoo. Along with our successful Frog Watch Ontario… Continue reading

Our Baby Turtles are Growing up!

Staff from the Adopt-A-Pond programme look after 200 baby turtles here at Toronto Zoo. These turtles are more than just interesting creatures to learn about though, they are the future for declining populations… Continue reading

Discoveries in Amphibian Skin

Amphibians are pretty amazing creatures. Most start out life as an egg, hatch into a tadpole phase, and then change into their adult form later on. Some of them don’t even have lungs,… Continue reading

The Many Homes of Milksnakes

Or is that Milkshakes? Ontario is home to the Eastern Milksnake, a rather chocolate and caramel coloured snake, if you will. And right beside us here at the Toronto Zoo, is a small… Continue reading

Free Plants and Workshops for Your Shoreline

Hardened concrete shorelines and grass mowed right to the water’s edge has definitely been the preferred way of landscaping in the past. But keeping it natural is now the way to go for… Continue reading

Stewardship Spotlight: Jennifer Howard’s Mission for more Turtle Crossing Signs

Check out this wonderful article about Adopt-A-Pond’s long time Turtle Tallier Jennifer Howard and Innisfil’s celebrity snapping turtle, Gilfred! Gilfred lives in the deep ditches and creeks along Gilford Road near Cook’s Bay. Every summer… Continue reading

Why We Are Here – Zoos and Conservation

Toronto Zoo released a new video describing the work we do behind-the-scenes and how it is vital to the survival of animals that could become extinct in our lifetime! Adopt-A-Pond Wetland Conservation Programme’s… Continue reading

Turtle Protector Saves Over 200 Baby Turtles!

Check out the full story of Pat and his turtles using the video link below: VIDEO LINK  Article taken from Kingston, ON, Canada / CKWS TV CKWS Newswatch Published July 07, 2015 06:07… Continue reading

Aurora Public Library Turtle Exhibit July 6th to 31st

We are excited to hear about individuals and their efforts protecting turtles! Check out the video below to see Rosemary Oliver`s crafty way of saving these unique creatures! Turtles take over the Aurora Public… Continue reading

Top Three FrogWatchers in May

1. Pat Baldwin of Port Perry submitted over 30 sightings of Spring peepers and American toads calling in a full chorus. Pat also heard a few Gray Treefrogs, a species that is not… Continue reading